Released: Mar 2008
Label: Relapse Records
Taking lyrical concepts from Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution, married pair G. Amber Valentine and G. Edgar Livengood follow up their critically acclaimed Relapse debut with long-winded, thunderous ferocity. Consisting of 21 tracks, some parts charmingly sweet and some parts monstrously harsh, the raw intensity of the '90s-born alt styles throughout make for an intense roller coaster of a listening experience. From the maniacally fuzzy "Fall of the Bastille" to the beautifully gloomy title track, L'Autrichienne is as stylistically fascinating as it is moody.